Breast HealthCare Center

When you visit our Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist, you'll find a warm and inviting place.

Here, you’ll experience a level of comfort not usually associated with the most advanced breast imaging technologies. That’s because we understand the anxieties associated with breast screening and are here to treat both you and your health.

Breast Cancer Screenings St. Louis

You will be treated by some of the region’s most experienced physicians, nurses and technologists -- specially-trained in breast health. They are committed to providing all the necessary tools to maintain good breast health and to stop breast cancer before it has a chance to affect our patients' lives. 

We have four digital imaging suites, each equipped with the most advanced imaging technology available. Our goal is to provide digital screening mammograms with virtually no wait times. 

Every mammogram is reviewed by our computer-aided detection system and a Board Certified Radiologist, dedicated to mammography.

Because of the personal care and convenience we provide, our patients return year after year and tell others about the Breast HealthCare Center.

Add 3D to Your Mammogram

You now can choose to add 3D to your mammography screening. Our Breast HealthCare Center is one of only a few hospitals in Missouri to offer 3D mammography. 3D technology was approved by the FDA in 2011 and published studies show that breast cancers are often better seen in 3D because of improved resolution and visualization.

With 3D, you can benefit in so many ways:

  1. As we know, finding cancers in the earliest stages increases chances of surviving it. The 3D technology helps our doctors find smaller cancers sooner.
  2. 3D is especially important for dense breast tissue, because it allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time, versus in 2D where overlapping tissue can make it hard to see signs of early cancer.
  3. It’s also proven to reduce call-back visits for additional testing when results have been unclear, because with 3D doctors have the ability to better see the fine details.

Why is there a $20 fee for 3D?

Currently, there is no supplemental reimbursement for 3D screening from Medicare or insurance plans, even though it requires doctors more time to review your exam. Therefore, we offer this optional 3D test for an additional fee of only $20 (payable today at your screening). Your screening mammogram will be billed to Medicare or your insurance as usual.

Does it take more time?

No, the 3D exam is similar to a traditional mammogram and should take approximately the same length of time.

Our Partnership with Susan G. Komen

Through generous grants from The Susan G. Komen for the Cure St Louis Affiliate and Show Me Healthy Women, the Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center offers free mammogram screenings and breast health awareness and education to qualified women in need. 

Our Services

The Breast HealthCare Center provides:

  • Diagnostic mammograms
  • Breast self-examination education
  • Physical breast examinations
  • Ultrasound
  • Stereotactic core biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided core biopsy
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast MRI biopsy
  • Needle localization
  • Breast referral services
  • Bone density examinations
  • Resource center with literature and video tapes
  • Community educational programs
  • Counseling
  • Dynamic Breast MRI

Our Locations

Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Suite 630 in Building D (North Entry)
3023 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131

Valet and under-building parking available. See map.

BJC Medical Group Office

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
9450 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, St. Louis, MO 63119 

Missouri Baptist Outpatient Center - Sunset Hills

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
3844 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63127 

MoBap Mammography Van

Coming to your neighborhood
Please note that our Mammography Van is not wheel-chair-accessible. If you have special needs, please let us know and we will make arrangements to accommodate you at one of our other locations.

Schedule your mammogram at 314-996-5170

To schedule a mammogram or other service, call 314-996-5170 or 800-870-5731.

Walk-ins for routine mammograms are welcome, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Tip of the Day

Missouri Baptist reaffirms traditional mammogram guidelines

One of four women diagnosed with breast cancer at the Breast HealthCare Center are under age 50, according to data at Missouri Baptist – leading physicians here to reaffirm women 40 to 49 need annual mammograms. Screening offers the best chance of detecting early breast cancer.

Missouri Baptist doctors advise yearly mammograms starting at 40

“Under the current American Cancer Society screening guidelines, it is well documented that breast cancer deaths have dropped 30 percent in women of all ages,” said Geoffrey Hamill, MD, PhD, section chief of mammography. Early detection of cancer is key.

Breast health recommendations

  • Annual mammograms starting at 40, or as recommended by physician
  • Annual breast exam by physician
  • Monthly breast self-exams starting in 20s; report any change promptly to your healthcare provider

What are micro calcifications?

Micro calcifications are small mineral deposits in breast tissue. Although very small, they can be detected by a digital mammogram. They usually do not mean cancer is present. If the calcifications look suspicious for cancer, however, a biopsy is performed.

What are macro calcifications?

Macro calcifications are larger mineral deposits in breast tissue. They can be caused by cancer, but most likely are caused by aging of the breast arteries, old injuries or inflammation, and are found in about half of women over 50.

Breast cancer stats

About 180,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States. The vast majority of the women will survive breast cancer. Surgical treatment of breast cancer has become less and less invasive, while achieving these results.

Lumpectomy facts

Lumpectomy is an important advance in breast surgery. Cancer is removed, sparing the breast itself and offer women less trauma, a superior cosmetic result and quicker return to activities. They are best-suited for single, small cancers.

Why early detection is important

The earlier cancer is detected, the better the chances of survival. 28 percent of breast cancers are detected in women between the ages of 40-50, so start your yearly mammogram screenings at age 40.

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
Missouri Baptist Outpatient Center — Sunset Hills
3844 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127
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